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Webinar: The Abbreviated Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (A-WEAI) – September 23

IFPRI will be hosting a webinar “The Abbreviated Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (A-WEAI)” on September 23rd from  9:30-11:00 am EST.  More information about the session and a link to register is below.

This webinar will focus on the newly-launched abbreviated version of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (A-WEAI). The A-WEAI is a shorter, streamlined version of the original WEAI survey tool. It will be launched by USAID one week prior to this webinar, on September 16th. On the 23rd, IFPRI’s WEAI Research Coordinator, Hazel Malapit, joined by Farzana Ramzan and Emily Hogue from USAID’s Bureau for Food Security, will discuss the reasons for developing a shorter version of the WEAI, describe the development and piloting process of the A-WEAI, and highlight the differences between the A-WEAI and the original WEAI. Time will also be allowed for a question and answer session with webinar participants.  Presented by: Hazel Malapit, Research Coordinator, IFPRI, Farzana Ramzan, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, USAID Bureau for Food Security, and Emily Hogue, Team Leader for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning, USAID Bureau for Food Security

For more information on the WEAI, please visit the WEAI Resource Center.   Please register for the webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1992709063315119105

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Help WEAI Help You: New Opportunities to Utilize the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index

The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) is the first comprehensive and standardized measure to directly capture women’s empowerment and inclusion levels in the agricultural sector. Since its launch in 2012, the WEAI has evolved as global partners have adapted and utilized the Index in diverse ways to design and implement interventions that address the constraints and barriers women face.

September’s Ag Sector Council seminar will trace the evolution of the WEAI and discuss why women’s empowerment is an essential evaluation component when integrating gender into agricultural programs. The speakers will then outline the next stages of the WEAI’s development—the introduction of the Abbreviated WEAI (A-WEAI), a streamlined and modified form of the original Index, and a project-level WEAI (Pro-WEAI), designed to be applicable for use by agriculture and food security projects and activities. Lastly, the speakers will share details about opportunities for activities to receive support to pilot and validate the Pro-WEAI indicators and methodology, as well as to join the WEAI Community of Practice.

Read more about the event and RSVP here.